NEW YORK (WABC) — Now there’s a way to go on a boat ride and a bike ride at the same time. All you have to do is pick up a bike at one of the Bike and Roll locations in Manhattan and catch a ride on a New York Water Taxi. You can ride right on, and they’ll even help you with your bike.
The New York Water Taxi has been around for 10 years and there are 10 taxis in the fleet. It is an ideal way to see the sites and a fun way to get to various points around the city. But for those who want a little exercise, there’s the hop-on, hop-off service.
For $49 a day, you can rent a bike and get access to the water taxi at four locations.
One option is to rent from Pier 8 and you ride down the West Side Highway and continue on down to the Battery Tunnel.
You can also catch a view of Lady Liberty, head over to Brooklyn, or ride across the bridge.
On the Brooklyn side, there is the Brooklyn Bridge Park which has a glorious setting with paths to ride along. The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is only one pedal away.
If you have your own bike, you can hop on or hop off for $25 or $15 for kids.
You can even do this when you’re exhausted and just enjoy the breeze.
For more information, please visit www.nywatertaxi.com/hop/BikeWaterTaxi